Cheesy Chicken Drumsticks

 Cheesy Chicken Drumsticks

Are you concerned about your intake of veggies during Ramadan? Well, it's a bit tricky to convince kids to eat veggies during Iftar. So I thought of making these cute little drumsticks (that look like chicken drumsticks but aren't haha), whose inspiration I got from some random reel I saw of Thalassery street snacks I saw as a forward. I immediately wanted to try my version.

So I came up with the idea of adding finely minced fibrous cauliflower to make the snack, you may totally skip this step if you dislike the flavor of cauliflower. These are a different version of Chicken Cutlet, where potato sticks acts as the bone of the drumstick. I also stuffed the drumstick with Mozzarella cheese cubes, that makes it extra delicious, especially for the kids. The original Thalassery: Malabar Snack actually includes covering the drumstick shaped cutlets with a sheet of flour (which I omitted as I didnt want to complicate it any further :D)

Enjoy this yummy snack hot with a cup of chai! Without further a do, let's check the ingredients !

Ingredients :

  • 2 medium sized potatoes, cubed, boiled with salt and mashed
  • 1 Potato (sliced to make sticks)/ Frozen French fries
  • 200 gms Boneless Chicken, boiled with salt, pepper and Turmeric powder
  • Few florets of Cauliflower, chopped finely
  • 1/2 Onion, minced
  • 2 Garlic, small, minced
  • 1 very small piece Ginger, minced
  • Green chillies (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmir Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Ghee/ clarified butter
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • Mozzarella Cheese, cubes/ shredded


  • Egg, whisked with salt and pepper
  • Bread crumbs+Oats+Corn flakes *


  1. In a pan pour some oil and add in the finely chopped/ minced Onion, ginger garlic and saute until translucent and aromatic.
  2. Next add in the finely chopped Cauliflower and add salt as required.
  3. Next add in the shredded chicken and the spices mentioned above.
  4. Finish off with ghee and garam masala.
  5. Add in the Mashed potatoes and combine well.

  6. Sprinkle salt on the potato sticks.
  7. Once the potato chicken mix has slightly cooled, make small balls out of it, using your index finger , make a small dent and add the small cheese cube and make a ball.
  8. Next push in a potato stick and press well to form a shape of drumstick.

  9. Next, coat the drumsticks in the egg wash and coat in the bread crumbs mix.

  10. Fry on high, until golden (be careful not to burn them).

  11. Enjoy warm (for the cheesy texture) with a hot cup of chai!


*You may simply use bread crumbs only.
These are freezer friendly, you can make ahead and store them too! 
* I have used potato sticks as I ran out of frozen French fries.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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